Category: History

TV Show Recommendation: Forged in Fire (2015-)

Executive Producers: Paul Hogan, Jaim Pasquarella, Shawn Witt, Simon Thomas, Steve Ascher, David George, Tim Healy, and Brent Montgomery Directors: Michael Pearlman and Alfonso Trinidad Host: Wil Willis Major Cast/Judges: J Neilson, David Baker, Doug Marcaida, Jason Knight (season 3 and 4), and Ben…

In the Order of Roman Kings, Roman Republic, and Roman Empire

Here’s a list of the Roman Kings, Republic, and Empire from 753 BC to 476 AD and the Byzantine Empire 330 to 1453 AD.  Romulus Augustulus was the last Western emperor.  The Eastern or Byzantine Empire fell in 1453 AD making Constantine XI its…

Documentary Recommendation: The Untold History of the United States (2012-2013)

Quote from The Untold History of the United State by Oliver Stone: “Americans, like people everywhere, are in thrall to their visions of the past, rarely realizing the extent to which their understanding of history shapes behavior in the here and now.  Historical understanding…

Netflix TV Series Recommendation: Hitler’s Circle of Evil (2018)

Quote from Hitler’s Circle of Evil: “If you wish the sympathy of the broad masses, you must tell them the crudest and most stupid things.” Executive Producers: Compton Ross and David McNab Directors: Simon Deeley, Matthew Hinchcliffe, Vicky Matthews, Guy Smith, Ashley Morris, and…

Top Ten Deadliest Dictators from the Past

I’ve been on a huge history kick lately.  I’ve been watching movies based on historical incidents, shows with historical aspects, and reading various material out there with historical elements.  It’s easier to focus on the glaring downside of political leadership.  For example, dictators who…

Titanic: Artifact Exhibition

Quote from Eva Hart, Titanic Survivor: “And it wasn’t until we were in the lifeboat and rowing away, it wasn’t until then I realized that ship’s going to sink.  It hits me there.” There were no pictures allowed in the exhibit, but I will…

Three Book Recommendations: Erik Larson, Anne Frank, and Elie Wiesel

Although I’ve read only one of these bookings, I know someone who has read all three.  He said they are all great especially “In the Garden of Beasts” and “Night.”  It was too important for me to pass up not recommending them, given we…

Ronald Reagan Library: Part 2

Communism in Soviet Union and East Germany World Leaders of the Past Tiny Part of the Berlin Wall Past is Much Like it is Today Continue to Reagan, Part 3

Ronald Reagan Library: Part 3

Reagan as a Swimmer and Football Player Reagan in Radio and Film Reagan as Governor of California (1967 to 1975) Reagan Running for President Reagan as a Writer and Rider Reagan as the Great Communicator Nancy Reagan’s Just Say No! Nancy Reagan’s Legacy of…

Genghis Khan: Part Five

  The Prolific Patriarch Not only did Genghis Khan conquer much of the world, he may have helped populate it.  Recent genetic studies indicate that at least 16 million men living today are descendants of a Mongolian male who  lived around 1,000 years ago. …

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